Posted Over at "The Mighty" This WeekWednesday, June 08, 2016
I posted over at The Mighty This Week
A while ago I saw a letter addressed to a grocery store patron who had stared at a child on the autism spectrum. The mother of the child was incensed and defensive. She commented about her son’s humanity, her occasional embarrassment for his behavior and her acceptance of his challenges. She implied the person staring had an issue with her child, but there was no actual interaction. The mom was assuming the look was one of censure without any actual knowledge of what was going on in the other party’s mind.
I’d like to address this, because I’ve often found myself thinking much about the nature of staring at non-“typical” children.
I wrote about it over at "The Mighty".... stop by and take a look.